Berlitz Japan Update: It sounds like the company lost.

[Update #3: Jun Hongo at the Japan Times has a story up.]

An associate in Tokyo informs me that the long-running Berlitz Japan case, where the Bennesse subsidiary sought to recover multi-million dollar damages against employees and other unionists who engaged in strikes against that company, was decided in the employees’ favor.

[More as the situation develops.]

[Update: The Osaka General Union tweets that the unionists won.]

[Update #2: Press conference with five reporters.]